WP: ‘Georgetown professor confronts white nationalist Richard Spencer at the gym — which terminates his membership’

Washington Post:

An Alexandria gym terminated the membership of white nationalist Richard Spencer last week after he was confronted by a Georgetown University professor who recognized him and lambasted him over his alt-right views.

C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, said she was working out at Old Town Sport&Health on Wednesday when she spotted Spencer, president of the white-nationalist National Policy Institute.

Fellow gym patrons had told Fair how Spencer had been seen at the gym earlier that week, she said. When she recognized him as the man working out on the gym’s second floor, she approached him. At first, she said, Spencer denied who he was.

“Are you Richard Spencer?” she asked him, describing the encounter in an online post. “No. I am not,” he replied.

“I said, ‘Of course you are, so not only are you a Nazi — you are a cowardly Nazi,’ ” Fair said in an interview, invoking a common characterization of Spencer. “I just want to say to you, I’m sick of your crap — that this country belongs [to people like you]. . . . As a woman, I find your statements to be particularly odious; moreover, I find your presence in this gym to be unacceptable, your presence in this town to be unacceptable.”

Daily Mail:

Anger at Georgetown professor over her MONTH-LONG foul-mouthed Twitter rant at Muslim ex-colleague who voted Trump
Asra Q Nomani, a Muslim who voted Trump, says C Christine Fair is harassing he
Fair was allegedly incensed by Nomani’s political choice and insulted her
Nomani says ex-friend Fair told her ‘F**k you’ and ‘go to hell’ in private messages
She also says Fair insulted her on Twitter and Facebook from Nov 22-Dec 23
Fair is a Georgetown professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies
Nomani has complained to Georgetown, wanting an investigation and apology

A professor at Georgetown University went into an unbelievable foul-mouthed meltdown that lasted 31 days after a Muslim ex-colleague said she voted for Donald Trump.
C Christine Fair, an associate professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, was incensed after Asra Q Nomani, ‘lifelong liberal’, wrote an article about voting for Donald Trump as a Muslim immigrant.
That led to a month of abuse on social media – including insults and threats of lawsuits – The Daily Caller reported.

In her Washington Post article, Nomani said she was motivated by a distaste for Obama’s edging around using the phrase ‘Islamic extremism’, the cost of Obamacare and what she saw as Obama’s failure to help poor and rural Americans.
According to Nomani, on November 22, 12 days after her article was published, Fair began a sustained period of abuse on Twitter and Facebook.
In a letter of complaint to the university, Nomani said that Fair told her ‘F**K YOU, GO TO HELL’, and called her a ‘wench’, a ‘fraud’ and a ‘fame-mongering clown show’.
Nomani added that Fair had called her ‘chutiya,’ or ‘the equivalent of a “f**ker” in my native Urdu’, and ‘bevkuf’, another Urdu word meaning ‘idiot’.
The letter also included images of Tweets apparently sent by Fair.
One tweet, dated November 22, read: ‘Yes, @AsraNomani, I’ve written you off as a human being. Your vote helped normalize Nazis in DC. What don’t you understand, you cluless [sic] dolt?’

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